End of Season Celebration
The end of season celebration began with Kathy delivering a summary of the last year. She started by saying how could we have known that we were going to spend the whole year on Zoom, at the first meeting on September 20. But she felt the whole club had risen to the challenge of restricted movement and lockdown and had become very inventive with their images.
She thanked Chris for putting together a wonderful programme in difficult circumstances and booking some excellent speakers across the year.
Inventive challenges such as iPhone challenge, and Long Exposure challenge
kept all the members on their toes and David Gibbs presented some tabletop challenges which had us spinning torches to get light trails, and lighting incense sticks to get smoke trails.
Kathy thanked Chenxi for his hard work on competitions and his excellent work maintaining the website. She said his very efficient organisational skills ensure the running of the Rose Bowl competitions, and our internal club competitions run very smoothly. She also thanked Brian for his behind-the-scenes maintenance on the website and zoom.
A big thank you went to David Gibbs for his work in organising and leading the Thursday Coffee Morning which started as a social coffee morning and has now become a useful training ground for members hoping to improve their skills, as well as a bit of a lifeline for members during Lockdown.
Kathy thanked Becca for looking after the club’s money in her role as Treasurer and Laurence’s efficiency in his role as Club Secretary.
She also thanked Carol for taking on the blog and organising some fun evenings with quizzes and power-points throughout the year.
Round 1 – OPEN/PDI
- “Lockdown is over- Lets shoot” by Brian Worley
- “A Blaze of Colour ” by Jan Dell
- “Bye Bye Lockdown Buddies” by Tami Nunley
Round 2 – OPEN/PDI
- “Paper Lotus Reflected” by Chenxi Ni
- “Thoughtful” by Tony Cashen
- “Woodland Colours” by Jan Dell
Round 3 – OPEN/PDI
- “Repose” by Steve Becket
- “Reservoir Dawn – on Patrol” by Peter Carter
- “Billboards through a moving train” by John Timbrell
Round 3 – BLACK AND WHITE/PDI
- “Abandoned” by Chenxi Ni
- “View from the Gallery” by Kathy Chantler
- “@brigit Riley,Southbank” by Kathy Chantler
The Five League Challenges
Round 1 Judge’s choices
- OLD/PDI: “Whiskers of Wisdom” by Brian Worley
- OPEN/PDI: “Future Unknown” by Steve Beckett
Round 2 Judge’s choices
- LIGHT/PDI: “Last Light” by Chris Andrews
- OPEN/PDI: “Porth Nanven” by Chris Andrews
Round 3 Judge’s choices
- REFLECTION/PDI: “Mirror” by Barry Coxon
- OPEN/PDI: “Fifty Shades of Grey” by Derek Green
Round 4 Judge’s choices
- ABSTRACT/PDI: “Spiro on Acid” by Chris Andrews
- OPEN/PDI: “Reservoir Dawn Ice Age” by Peter Carter
Round 5 Judge’s choices
- SIMPLE/PDI: “Shadow” by Barry Coxon
- OPEN/PDI: “Elegance” by Kathy Chantler
Best of the Best
- Winner for “Theme” : “Last Light” by Chris Andrews
- Winner for “Open” : “Sea of Tranquility” by Kathy Chantler
- Overall Winner: “Sea of Tranquility” by Kathy Chantler
The overall winner of the league this year is Kathy Chantler with 189
David Gibbs and Peter Carter with 186
Chenxi Ni with 185
Tami Nunley with 180
As you can see the competition is remarkably close.
Well done to Kathy who also won the Best of the Best with Sea of Tranquility.
David Gibbs was given the Chairman’s Award for his work with the Thursday morning group and the general support to the club that he offers.
Mike Perry presented the Summer Programme which will be backed up by an email giving places, dates, and times.
Members said they were looking forward to meeting up.
Kathy and David Gibbs have worked together on a book filled with our Lockdown images as a record of this year and how life changed. Kathy showed us the book and said if anyone wants a copy it is £25 and to email her.
After our break We toasted the club with beers, wine, and cups of tea and then Carol presented a visual summary of the year on PowerPoint. The presentation showed how the club had progressed throughout the year in many ways. Coffee morning, Monthly Challenges, Training and Recording of sessions and
Challenges set following various speakers’ presentations such as iPhone and Long Exposure.
Carol had a quiz linked to the power-point which was won by Brian Worley.
The quiz contained various pieces of humour such as a mention of Derek’s squirrels and the best beard at the Christmas party.
The evening finished with Chris Andrews thanking Kathy for her work as Chairman, for her drive, enthusiasm, ideas, organisational skills and for the booking of the Judges throughout the year. All agreed and gave her a round of applause.
Looking forward to the start of the next year which hopefully will be back in the hall.
Hope we can meet up during the Summer Programme, and I hope you all have a wonderful summer with chances to get away and take lots of pictures.